The Chicago Machine Pumps Out A New Chief of Staff

Human Events

President Obama chose William Daley as his new chief of staff yesterday, replacing Rahm Emanuel, who is leaving to run for mayor of Chicago… a job currently held by Daley’s brother Richard.  It’s comforting to know there will be no net loss of Chicago politics in the White House.

The phantasmal cloud of “Hope and Change” that hung over the Obama presidential campaign required an astonishing degree of deliberate ignorance from his supporters.  He was, after all, a product of the corrupt Chicago machine.  The idea that he would somehow transcend the insular, carnivorous nature of that city’s politics was absurd.  Far from illuminating the White House with fresh new ideas and youthful idealism, Obama has hauled a string of Windy City operators and tired old hacks to Washington.

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Chicago on the Potomac

Townhall

by: Michelle Malkin

 

No matter how you rearrange President Obama’s inner circle, it still looks, smells and tastes like a rotten Chicago deep-dish pizza.

Ready for the latest topping on this moldy old pie? It’s a possible chief of staff slot for Wall Street banker/lawyer/wheeler-dealer William Daley, brother of outgoing Chicago mayor/machine politics mastermind Richard M. Daley (also the former boss of White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and first lady Michelle Obama), whose retirement paved the way for former Obama chief of staff and Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel. Phew.

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